S. Shipley

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (94 of 94)
Location: Nottingham, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 623,340 - Total Helpful Votes: 94 of 94
Locking Loops: Unique Locker Hooking Handcrafts to&hellip by Theresa Pulido
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 10 Nov 2011
Theresa Pulido has written another super book on Locker Hooking with more ideas, tips and techniques, lovely colourful patterns, beautifully photographed "handcrafts to give and wear" and well detailed instructions and a good variety of items to make. As with her first book, "Hook Loop n Lock", this, her second, also caters for the absolute novice and experienced Locker Hooker and I am as delighted with this book as I was with her first.

The introduction of the "Ruched" element to her designs particularly excites me. Imagine if you will, the fond memories which an old much loved dress past its sell by date gives every day as a Lampshade (page 115), always near, the still good… Read more
Everyday Crochet by Doris Chan
Everyday Crochet by Doris Chan
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring, 27 Aug 2010
I really like this book. Though I've been able to do basic crochet for years I've only ever used it to finish garments or to add length to items and have never followed a crochet pattern. So, whilst not a beginner neither am I an intermediate crocheter. This book was bought as a bit of a gamble and because I am intrigued by working downwards and not having to do any sewing up if I can avoid it and this is one gamble that has really paid off. I've successfully and quickly finished my first garment - Galena - and to say I'm pleased with the finished article is a huge understatement it fits well and exactly how I wanted it to fit which, I believe, is Doris Chan's particular gift with this… Read more
Hook, Loop and Lock: Create Fun and Easy Locker Ho&hellip by Theresa Pulido
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
As a long time Locker Hooker I awaited the arrival of this book with a mixture of excitement and trepidation as this "obscure craft" is rarely given the recognition it deserves. Oh happy day when it arrived! It is wonderful, surpassed my hopes, and Theresa Pulido has written a book which not only gives clear and basic instructions in how to Locker Hook but also lovely items which are enticingly and beautifully photographed and whose instructions for making them are clear and can be made by the experienced and beginner alike. She has given me ideas to further my primary craft and, so far, a "Banded Bangle", made the night I received the book, many more of which I'm sure I'll be making… Read more

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